A general view of Villerest
|Intercommunality||Communauté d'agglomération Grand Roanne Agglomération|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Paul Court|
|Area1||14.82 km2 (5.72 sq mi)|
|• Density||300/km2 (770/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||42332 / 42300|
|Elevation||261–426 m (856–1,398 ft)
(avg. 360 m or 1,180 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Villerest is a commune in the Loire department in central France. It is a Medieval-era commune located just South of the city of Roanne. The village is bordered by the Loire and contains Le Barrage de Villerest, a hydroelectric dam that also prevents flooding along the Loire. This dam also creates a man made lake, the Lac de Villerest. The village itself contains many buildings from the Middle Ages. These include numerous houses, and the Eglise de Saint-Priest. Maybe most famous from this time period would be the ramparts that are still mostly intact today.
Twin towns - sister cities
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